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Latest updates following recent incident


Updated 3:30pm 23/11/2021

For anyone affected by recent events we have a range of support offers in place. 

The Police cordon has now been removed but the main entrance area is still restricted by a hospital cordon while repair works take place. 

There is now a Mobile Police Station located on the hospital site and an increased Security presence remains in place.

Patient parking is still being diverted to our Mulgrave Street overspill car park. 

Patients must continue to enter the hospital via the New Neonatal Unit only until further notice.

Our services are running as close to normal as possible so please attend Liverpool Women's as planned unless you are contacted to advise you otherwise.

For further updates on how we are dealing with this incident CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Termination of Pregnancy

The Bedford Clinic is a dedicated NHS outpatient and day care service  located within the Liverpool Women’s Crown Street site providing a confidential and accessible service including consultations for women seeking a termination of pregnancy.

We pride ourselves on supporting choice and providing a non-judgemental, non-directional approach in assisting women with their decision regarding their pregnancy. The clinic also provides a contraceptive advice, advice on sexual health and on healthy lifestyle choices.

For updates and guidance to this service please visit the Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Information Hub and refer to the section 'How our services are currently affected'. You can also find details on the visiting restrictions Liverpool Women's Hospital has in place. 

The Bedford Centre is currently running a primarily telephone-based service. If a scan or a face-to-face appointment is required, this will be advised in your telephone consultation.

The primary option offered for termination of pregnancy will be outpatient medical management. What this means for you will be discussed in your telephone consultation.

We understand that it can be a difficult and daunting time when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. You may be unsure of where to turn and feel alone. Here at The Bedford Centre, we are here to provide safety and support, giving you the options to make the choice that’s right for you.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of dedicated care and will always endeavour to provide objective and confidential support.

When you choose The Bedford Centre for your care, you choose expertise and control – we are here to ensure that the path you follow is the right one for you. We take the time to listen to you and will never, ever judge your situation – we are here for you.

You can refer yourself to us via the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) action line on: 03457 30 40 30, and asking for your treatment to be at the Bedford Centre or Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

  • Our centre

    At The Bedford Centre, we work hard to make sure you are given privacy and security when you are in our care. The facility is situated in a discreet part of the hospital with its own entrance for your peace of mind and safety and we are proud to have the very best team who are here to support your journey with us.

    The clinic comprises an outpatient area with a reception and consultation, counselling, and ultrasound scanning rooms. There are also patient waiting rooms in the outpatient area.

    The day care outpatient facilities comprise single, en-suite rooms.

    Both the outpatient and outpatient areas are situated together, making a safe, confidential environment for patients seeking a termination.

    We are fortunate to be part of Europe’s biggest specialist Gynaecology and Obstetric Hospital which gives access to the best facilities and specialists.

  • Services
    • Consultation including counselling and pre-procedure information
    • Gestational scanning as clinically necessary
    • Early Medical Abortion
    • Outpatient Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) Abortion up to 11 weeks
    • On-site access to specialist gynaecology ward and operating theatres

    During your consultation, one of our nurses will discuss your options with you in detail, taking into account your personal medical history, circumstances, and preference. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, in order to make the right choice for you.

     

  • Location & clinic times

    We know how important it is to choose a care specialist when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. There is no need to be referred in via your GP or any other health provider.

    The clinic is open for consultations Monday to Friday. 8.30-16.30 hrs and is located on the second Floor of the hospital.

    Appointments are booked through The British Pregnancy Advisory Service: their Action Line phone number is 03457 30 40 30.

    Most consultations at present are conducted by a telephone call. In some circumstances you will be required to attend in person. Currently you need to do this without an accompanying person

    Unfortunately we are unable to take referrals aside from via BPAS as above, however we are able to provide information and an informal discussion via telephone prior to BPAS referral. We want to make it as easy as possible to make the right decision for you, so we are here to answer any questions you may have.

    Call us now on 0151 708 9988, ext. 4509 or 1130, or ask via switchboard () for the Bedford Centre, for confidential and safe advice on how we can help you.

  • Funding

    NHS Patients

    If you are eligible for medical treatment on the NHS, then this will cover the entirety of your termination of pregnancy care and treatment. As such, no payment will be required. This will include any complex treatments, interpreters, or other necessities to provide the care you need.

    Non-NHS Patients

    For those who are not eligible for treatment on the NHS, each fee is dependent on the treatment you receive whilst in our care. Additional costs may be incurred for some complex treatments and interpreters. This will be discussed and agreed with you prior to treatment commencing.

    Please contact us on 0151 708 9988, ext. 4509 or 1130 to discuss your options.

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